Definition for MAIN-PRIZE

MAIN-PRIZE, n. [Fr. main, hand, and prendre, pris, to take.]

  1. In law, a writ directed to the sherif, commanding him to take sureties for the prisoner's appearance, and to let him go at large. These sureties are called mainpernors. Blackstone.
  2. Deliverance of a prisoner on security for his appearance at a day.

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